Mark Schlissel
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

June 5, 2017 through Present

Dr. Mark S. Schlissel is the 14th President of the University of Michigan and the first physician-scientist to lead the institution. He became president in July 2014. President Schlissel previously was provost of Brown University, where he was responsible for all academic programmatic and budgetary functions within Brown’s schools and colleges, as well as the libraries, research institutes and centers.

A graduate of Princeton University (A.B., summa cum laude, 1979, Biochemical Sciences), he earned both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1986, Physiological Chemistry). He did his residency training in internal medicine at Hopkins Hospital and conducted postdoctoral research as a Bristol-Myers Cancer Research Fellow under David Baltimore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Whitehead Institute.

Introduction of Hank Meijer at the presentation of his new book Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century
(remarks begin at 09:10 of video)

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel introduces Hank Meijer presentation at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library on November 15, 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library)

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